Peter Corris

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Peter Robert Corris (born 8 May 1942, Stawell, Victoria)[1][2])is an Australian academic, historian, journalist and a novelist of historical[3] and crime fiction.[4] As crime fiction writer, he has been described as "the Godfather of contemporary Australian crime-writing".[4]

Biography[edit]

Corris' secondary school education was at Melbourne High School[2][5] He was a Bachelor level student at the University of Melbourne, then gained a Master of Arts in History at Monash University.[2] He studied at the Australian National University where he was awarded a PhD in History.[1] He is married to writer Jean Bedford.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Lifetime Achievement, 1999: winner
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2004: nominated for Master's Mates
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2006: shortlisted for Saving Billie
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2007: shortlisted for The Undertow
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2008: nominated for Appeal Denied
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2008: nominated for Open File

The Cliff Hardy novels[edit]

As crime novelist, Corris is best known his Cliff Hardy series:

* = Cliff Hardy books published by Pan Books in the collection of the National Library of Australia
** = Cliff Hardy books published by Allen & Unwin in the collection of the National Library of Australia
*** = Cliff Hardy books published by Bantam Books in the collection of the National Library of Australia
**** = Cited as being published by "Transworld"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corris, Peter". www.austlit.edu.au. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Coupe, Stuart (30 August 2003). "Crime and the Corris factor". The Age. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Koval, Ramona. "The Journal of Fletcher Christian". abc.net.au. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Koval, Ramona (18 June 2007). "Australian crime-writer Peter Corris". Radio National. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "FantasticFiction: Peter Corris". www.fantasticfiction.co.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "The dying trade". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "The empty beach". www.nla.gov.au National Library of Australia. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "O'Fear". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 

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